So listen, I can resist brownies. I can resist cake. I can resist pie. I can resist all of these if I am being really healthy. But let me tell you what I cannot resist no matter how hard I try...SHORTBREAD COOKIES!!
I become a crazy person around these cookies. I lose all discipline and sanity when these cookies are around. I suddenly forget any goals I had for the week and don't care how many calories these cookies have, I will eat them anyway! Multiples even.
I may or may not have eaten four of them the first day and maybe then again on the second day that these cookies hung around my house. And then I may have had to give the rest to the neighbors because if I didn't get them out of my sight, I was pretty close to pulling a Miranda from Sex and the City when she put the chocolate cake in the trash and then got it back out and ate it anyway! Oh yeah, that is where I was headed...
Why then you might ask would I make these addicting cookies when I knew I was headed into temporary insanity ? Well...that's a good question. One that I asked myself during the whole time I was baking them. I was actually trying to talk myself out of making them even as I was getting the ingredients together.
But...nevertheless I made them and ate them, and you know what? Turns out I don't regret it at all because every slightly sweet, buttery, flaky bite was totally worth it!
- I Cup Butter (softened and salted, yep salted)
- 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 1/4 Tsp. Salt
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Cream together your butter and sugar, and in a separate bowl combine your flour and salt.
-Slowly incorporate the flour mixture into the creamed butter and sugar until fully combined and dough is crumbly.
-Take your hands and form the crumbly dough into a ball. The warmth from your hands heats the butter making this pretty easy!
-Lightly flour a flat surface and your rolling pin and roll out dough to about 1/8-1/4 inch depending on how you like your shortbread.
-Take whatever cookie cutter shape you like and cut away.
-Place cookies onto a non greased cookie sheet, take a fork and pierce twice. Bake anywhere from 10-12 minutes until edges are lightly browned. Let cool on cooling rack.
They are scrumdillyumptious, easy to make and you need to do just that.
Perfect to make for Valentine's Day to bring to the office, bake for a friend, or for your honey.
Bundled together with cute ribbon or rope and you have an instant festive gift to give.
Come on, who wouldn't love these?
And plus I need to know that I'm not the only shortbread cookie addict out there.